Thursday On Lake Effect: Public School Referenda, Climate Report Reactions, 'The Great Believers'

Oct 11, 2018

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We explore why so many school districts have referenda on the ballot this November. Then several key Wisconsin environmentalists react to the major climate report that came out this week. We revisit an interview with Rebecca Makkai, whose book about the AIDS crisis in 1980s Chicago has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, and our cheese contributor brings us something brand-new right from Wisconsin.


  • Jason Stein, Wisconsin Policy Forum
  • Melissa Scanlon, New Economy Law Center director; Tia Nelson, Outrider Foundation; Susan Bence, WUWM enviornmental reporter
  • Rebecca Makkai, author, "The Great Believers"
  • Jeanette Hurt, cheese contributor